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S3 E03: What is CSR and what's in it for you - a beginners guide to running a responsible business

Two Reds are Better than One

Release Date: 02/12/2019

S07 E03: The Monthly Action Plan - How to get the best out of your team, so that they can achieve their full potential show art S07 E03: The Monthly Action Plan - How to get the best out of your team, so that they can achieve their full potential

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This week we interviewed David Taylor, an ex Dale Carnegie International Master Trainer & Leadership Trainer, who shares the benefits of developing a Monthly Action Plan. Many Dental Practices report that finding the right people, retaining them and the paying their true worth challenging, this concept can help in all three areas and can make the Dental Practice a much more productive and a happier environment On this podcast you will discover; What is an 'Action Monthly Plan' and the benefits it brings to the Dental Practice  How to conduct an...

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S07 E02: We do things differently down here show art S07 E02: We do things differently down here

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If you walk round Manchester city centre, you will often see the above statement, ' WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY HERE'  which glorifys Manchester's achievements in the world and why Mancuncians are different. We have tweaked the above statement slightly for our guest today and you will see why when you listen to the interview.  Born in Glasgow, Lawrence decided to take some time out to travel the world and then visited Sydney 11 years ago to do some dentistry for several months. He ended up staying and now Lawrence is partner in Spa Dental   and three other Practices...

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S07 E01: On never giving up (and how to run your business in 60 minutes a month) show art S07 E01: On never giving up (and how to run your business in 60 minutes a month)

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On never giving up (and how to run your business in 60 minutes a month) an interview with Dr Mike Hughes of Deintyddfa Na-Nóg Dental & Implant Team in Bangor, North Wales   We begin our new podcasting year with a story of courage and resilience that has led to the creation of an award-winning specialist referral practice in Gwynedd, even though some local councillors and planning officers did their level best to stop the project before it started.   Mike Hughes shares his history with us - qualifying as a reluctant dentist second time around in Cardiff and then moving on to...

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S06 E12: Our final podcast of 2023 show art S06 E12: Our final podcast of 2023

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In our final podcast of 2023, there is no guest, instead,  we share our highs and lows of 2023 and also why we are so excited about dentistry in 2024.   In the interview we discuss;   Our highs of 2023 both personally and professionally  Chris's calendar management system - how he plans out his year, often several months ahead; How and why he takes 12 weeks vacation every year  Ashley's announcement - he is finally taking a short sabbatical  Why are they both excited about 2024 in Dentistry    AND MUCH MORE 

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S06 E11: Lessons in Innovation and Leadership - a conversation with Ashley Byrne show art S06 E11: Lessons in Innovation and Leadership - a conversation with Ashley Byrne

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Our guest for this month's podcast is dental technician Ashley Byrne - Owner Byrne Dental Laboratory, one of the largest and most advanced in the UK and now part of the European Corus Group.   In the first part of our interview, Ashley reviews the opportunity in digital workflow: The sheer magic of IOS; Why using intra-oral scanners can save time, increase staff retention/morale and engage patents in their oral health to an extent never before seen. We also discuss how important it is to advance along the adoption cycle and embrace every aspect of technology - Ashley even...

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S06 E10: Why 2024 will be a great time to buy a dental practice show art S06 E10: Why 2024 will be a great time to buy a dental practice

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S conversation with Lis Hughes - Managing Director - FTA   It’s not often that we get the chance to listen to an industry expert sharing with us her view of the dental landscape since lockdown to the present - and beyond.   Lis arrived at Frank Taylor Associates in 2008 to deliver some consultancy work - and has stayed there ever since, describing the company as a great place to work with nice people.   During our conversation we discuss topics that will be of interest to all existing Owners and equally those who aspire to buy a practice:   The current challenges we...

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S06 E09: 'Paid' - The 10 Secrets to being richly rewarded for the value you deliver show art S06 E09: 'Paid' - The 10 Secrets to being richly rewarded for the value you deliver

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In this latest episode of 'Two Reds are Better than One' Chris and Ashley interview Peter Thomson.    Peter shares many strategies from his latest book 'Paid'    Peter Thomson has been in business for over 51 years and he has been in the Personal Development world for 30 years. He has written 15 books, and produced over a 100 business programmes. This episode was a true masterclass in communication, sales and making sure you get richly rewarded for the value you bring to your patients.    We strongly advise you listen to this podcast twice and make...

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S06 E08: Buying and Selling your Practice - a true life roller coaster of a journey show art S06 E08: Buying and Selling your Practice - a true life roller coaster of a journey

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We asked Claire Nightingale to return as a guest and share with us the pains and pleasure of both buying and selling an orthodontic practice.   This interview will help any dentist (specialist or general) who is interested in embarkation (or disembarkation) from Ownership.   Claire’s first attempt at Ownership was a painful failure and she explains why - and equally why it was another 9 years before she acquired her own business.   In part 1 we talk about that slow journey into Ownership.   In part 2 the challenges of growing a business from “pen and...

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S06 E07: Why you should advise your children to get into dentistry - an interview with Eddie Small show art S06 E07: Why you should advise your children to get into dentistry - an interview with Eddie Small

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Ashley and I have known and worked with Gareth and Amanda Small at Helens Bay Dental Practice for so many years that Eddie remembers us as part of their dinner conversation when he and his sister Emily came home from school.   Emily is now a dental therapist working in Dubai and Eddie is a dentist who commutes between London and Helens Bay (just outside Belfast) on a weekly basis.   In this conversation, we trace Eddie’s life so far (one of our youngest ever guests) from thinking about dentistry at the age of 6, becoming more interested in his parent’s work from age 11...

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S06 E06: S06 E06: "Three Reds are Better than One" - a podcast Xtra with Enrica Latter as “The Third Red"

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Have you ever considered what a new patient enquiry is worth to your practice?   If a patient is interested in some cosmetic treatments, for example short term orthodontics, bonding, teeth whitening, or implants, each telephone call could be potentially worth thousands of pounds. If a patient is enquiring about just becoming a patient and they join your membership plan, over a ten-year relationship, then they could easily spend several thousands of pounds with you. This is becoming increasingly important as patients are often shopping around, and some of them are enquiring about NHS...

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After starting his working life as a teacher and a tour manager in the music business, Mark accidentally entered the charity sector as a short-term hire for a friend and has stayed there ever since.

He and his wife Jo lived in Tanzania for 10 years, began raising a family and both served for the African dental charity Bridge2Aid, with Mark eventually becoming CEO. Mark now acts as an independent consultant to businesses of all sizes who want to develop their CSR (corporate social responsibility) strategy - which begs three questions:

  1. What exactly is CSR - is it just fund raising or is there more to it than that?
  2. How is that relevant to a small owner-managed business like a dental practice - isn’t CSR just for big business?
  3. And why bother - what’s in it for the owners and team of a dental practice to get involved?

In this month’s podcast we welcome an old and trusted friend to share with us his story and his answers to the questions we pose above. Mark has already helped some of the top practices in the UK to become more responsible, and reap the internal and external benefits that CSR brings.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • the three pillars of a responsible business - it’s fundamentally more than fund-raising;
  • how being responsible is relevant to all businesses, no matter what sector or size;
  • how you can get started and
  • what’s in it for you - why a well managed CSR strategy can help with staff retention, productivity, reputation and increase profitability